Tina Mapes

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Tina Mapes
Personal information
Full name Tina Ann Mapes
Date of birth (1971-01-21) 21 January 1971 (age 52)
Place of birth Maidstone, England
Position(s) Defender
Senior career*
0000–1989 LFC Reigate
1989–1991 Millwall Lionesses
1991–1992 Wimbledon
1992–1993 Lindsdals IF
1994–1997 Croydon
1997–1999 Arsenal
1999–2000 Croydon
International career
England 19
*Club domestic league appearances and goals
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 23:08, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

Tina Ann Mapes (born 21 January 1971) is an English football coach and former player, who represented the England women's national football team at senior international level. She played for England in the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup finals. [1]


Playing career


Mapes played with Reigate in the Sussex Martlet League, then signed for Millwall Lionesses in the Greater London League. Winning club Player of the Year in her first season, 1989–90, Mapes was also part of the Millwall team which won the 1991 Women's FA Cup.

Millwall's squad broke up in the aftermath of that success and Mapes began 1991–92 with Wimbledon. Before the end of the season, the first with a National league structure in England, Mapes was scouted by Swedish second-level club Lindsdals IF. She joined the Swedes on a semi–pro basis, linking up with former Millwall teammate Karen Farley.

In 1994 Mapes was brought back to England by Croydon, whose player–manager Debbie Bampton was another member of Millwall's 1991 FA Cup winning team. Playing as a sweeper or central midfielder, Mapes helped her new club to a League and Cup double in 1996. [2] Mapes converted her kick in the penalty shootout in the 1996 FA Women's Cup final win over Liverpool. [3] In the following year's competition, Mapes missed as Croydon lost a semi–final shootout to Millwall. [4]

In 1997 Mapes signed for champions Arsenal. In the 1997–98 FA Women's Cup Mapes took part in another semi–final shootout, this time as an emergency goalkeeper after Arsenal's Sarah Reed had been sent off. Arsenal edged out Bradford City and Mapes collected another winner's medal when Arsenal beat Croydon 3–2 in the final. [5] Mapes appeared in five and won FA cup finals.

National team

Mapes captained the Women's Football Association (WFA) England U–21 team. She made her senior debut before the Football Association (FA) took over women's football in 1993, but dropped out of contention while playing in Sweden.

She was allotted 78 when the FA announced their legacy numbers scheme to honour the 50th anniversary of England's inaugural international. [6] [7]

Coaching career

Mapes also has an UEFA A Licence in coaching working with many local clubs, she also tutors for the FA delivering level 1&2 coaching courses.



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